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La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS)’s Innovation Lab aims to inspire greatness by challenging students to identify real-world problems and design innovative solutions to affect positive change for a better world. We believe that innovation is the thread that connects technology with the human component. The curriculum from kindergarten to Grade 12 focuses on learning how to use cutting-edge tools and technologies while developing an understanding of the social impacts of technology, solutions and design. 

Our brand new collaborative space (opened fall 2015) is equipped with sticky notes, hammers, screwdrivers, drills, 3D printers, a laser cutter (built from scratch by Upper School students), microcontrollers, Wacom tablets and more. Divided into two sections for “clean” and “dirty" work, the flexible space includes mobile work stations, over 4,000 square feet of writable wall and a 150 square-foot projection surface. From engineer and design to ethnographic research and user testing, students will prepare themselves for future success by innovating for people.

Innovation Lab

Meet the Team

List of 6 members.

  • Matthew Abbondanzio 

    Assistant Head of School for Design and Innovation
    (858) 453-3440 x384
  • Jeremy Bank 

    Grade 6 Science Educator, Middle School Design and Innovation Educator
    (858) 453-3440 x389
  • Darren Cameron 

    Senior Computer Science Lead
    (858) 453-3440 x252
  • Andrea Flagiello 

    Lower School Computer Science and Innovation Educator
    (858) 453-3440 x325
  • Dan Lenzen 

    Assistant Director of Design and Innovation
    (858) 453-3440 x352
  • Tomas Robinson 

    Innovation Lab Supervisor
    858-453-3440 x356